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rocket towards televisa, for the first time in 20 years israel's biggest city has come under attack. >> in response, israel vowed to increase military operations aimed at militants in gaza. three israelis were killed by a palestinian rocket earlier today. >> these developments, in the second day of an israeli assault on militant targets in gaza. >> the number of dead and wounded continues to rise in gaza. the israeli military has carried out more than 160 airstrikes since launching a defensive with the targeted killing of hamas military chief. palestinians who turned out for the funeral of him as a martyr. israel says he masterminded attacks on israelis, including the 2006 kidnapping of a soldier. in israel, a town came under fire from across the border on thursday. three people were killed. israel says deaths like these underscore the need for a tough response. >> in recent days and weeks, hamas and other terror organizations in gaza have made normal life impossible for normal israelis. no government would tolerate a situation where nearly 1/5 minutes people live under a constant b
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people in israel and gaza spent their first night in more than a week resting instead of worrying about the possibility of an attack. a cease-fire between the israeli government and the palestinian group hamas seems to be holding. they agreed to it after long negotiations involving egypt, the united states and the u.n. business owners at a gaza market dusted off their shops in preparation for reopening. >> translator: the cease-fire will bring life back to normal and i thank god. >> translator: i don't have faith in israel. it could ignore the cease-fire. >> israeli military spokespersons say several rockets from gaza landed on their side of the border immediately after the truce took effect, but they say no more have come since then. some smaller palestinian militant groups didn't agree to the cease-fire, so they could theoretically continue sporadic attacks from gaza. hamas and israel promised in the cease-fire agreement to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks in the targeting of individuals. israeli officials pledged to open border cr
with oragami. the craft has spread around the world. teachers in israel are using oragami but not to make beautiful figures. >> reporter: math teachers began using oragami about ten years ago. students are making geometry shapes. >> translator: when it comes to solving problems i find that oragami makes it easier. >> reporter: the teacher brought the craft to schools. when she was a child she watched a tv show about oragami. then she started making her own. 20 years ago she visited japan. it fascinated her. upon her return to israel she visited schools all over the country. she tried to introduce oragami as a teaching school. >> they laughed at me and said you ku go to the community center and teach a class. i really believed in it. >> reporter: her husband supported her through thick and thin. he's an oragami designer and the two meet at an international oragami event. through trial and error they figured out how to use it in math classes. >> i can fold a piece of paper. i'm in control. it's my body that's making it. my hands, my eyes, my brain. there's a fantastic sense of achievement e
voted against resolution were israel and the united states. they argue that the palestine state hood should be negotiated between the two parties first. thursday's vote was a significant victory for the palestinians after their bid to gain full u.n. membership was shelved in the security council. being recognized as a state pal stain my exercise its new right to investigate alleged war crimes by israel. critics say it would the detrimental. it remains to be seen whether the new status will help achieve its dream of independence. >>> car bomb explosions rock two cities in central iraq killing 35 people and injuring more than 150. police suspect the attacks are spreading sectarian strife. two womans explode ebombs explo minutes apart. the blast killed 27 people and injured more than 130. another car bomb left eight people dead and more than 20 bounded. police suspect sunnie treextrems are targeting neighborhoods. concerns are growing that the unstable security situation may affect the plans of foreign companies doing business in the oil producing country. >>> representatives of countri
to israel to protest the killing of the hamas military leader. egypt is one of the few arab countries with diplomatic ties to israel. but president mohamed morsi belongs to the muslim brotherhood which has close relations to hamas. morsi has called for an emergency meeting of the arab league to discuss the killing. >>> the leaders of asia's top economies want to work out a free trade agreement. ramin mellegard joins us from the business desk. there are so many trade negotiations going on worldwide. what are the details in this case? >> catherine, representatives of japan, china, and south korea are trying to get together this month to talk about starting negotiations for a free trade pact. the countries have agreed there are benefits to strengthening economic ties as the move towards free trade accelerates worldwide. leaders of the three countries had agreed in may that they would begin the trade negotiations by the end of this year. been made in working-level meetings but prospects for the talks were unclear in the shadow of the japan/china territory i am dispute over islands in the
"newsline." >>> thousands of israeli reserve troops are being mobilized. the call-up comes as israel continues to launch aerial and artillery attacks on the gaza strip in response to missile strikes by the islamist group hamas. israeli aircraft attacked targets in gaza for the third straight day on friday, killing two people. the islamist group hamas and other palestinian militants are returning rocket fire. the israeli government began calling up 16,000 reserve troops after a rocket struck near the largest commercial city of tel aviv on thursday. tanks have also been deployed near the border with gaza. the attack on the densely populated city was the first since the gulf war about 20 years ago. air raid sirens sent residents running for shelter. in gaza, egypt's prime minister hisham qandil, met hamas leader ismail haniya on friday. qandil later visited a hospital to visit wounded people. he went on to denounce the bombings in front of israeli reporters. israel and egypt have an existing peace treaty, but relations have chilled since the fall of the government of president hosni mub
by israel. israeli officials deny the claim. >> translator: the palestinians are confident that israel is behind the whole thing. we need to prove this to the rest of the world. >> experts from a swiss laboratory and others will conduct a detailed examination of the samples. they will take several months to conclude and clear up questions of arafat's death. palestinian authorities are determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. nhk world, ramallah. >>> delegates at the u.n. conference on climate change are trying to agree on what to do about global warming. it is becoming clear the climate for compromise has chilled. industrialized countries commitments to the protocol expire at the end of the year. delegates at the meeting in doha, qatar, are divided over extending the agreement. the representatives agree they need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to stop global warming but arguing over how long the protocol should be extended. delegates from the european union and australia are calling for an extension until 2020 when a new framework is scheduled to take effect. representative
>>> caught in the cross hairs fighting between israel and hamas leaves more than 100 people dead. residents worry where the next strike will land. the leader has dared israeli commanders to launch a ground invasion of gaza. forces have been firing missiles at each other for six days. israeli infantry and artillery units have massed along the border. israeli commanders say they are trying to stop hamas from launching their rockets. missiles have hit a number of buildings including one that houses foreign media. half of the dead are civilians. fighters for hamas are firing fewer rockets. they have killed three israelis. diplomats have asked their counter parts to act as mediators. >> translator: gaza's demand is not a halt to war. its demand is for its legitimate rights. >> u.n. secretary has arrived in cairo to join the talks. his spokesperson said he will visit jerusalem this week. that's to try to end the fighting. >>> leaders in asean countries are finding it tough to resolve territo territo territorrial disputes. the leaders met for negotiations with china's premier. leaders h
. a sunni royal family rules the country. >>> israel's prime minister said again and again he's willing to use military force to stop iran from making a nuclear weapon. two years ago benjamin netanyahu took them to the brink of a strike. he met with senior ministers and advisors. the armed forces chief of staff reportedly opposed the plan. he argued that the military lacked the capability to have a successful strike. he pushed him to get an agreement. they both retired last year. they have been vocal critics of netanyahu ever since. he told the u.n. general assembly he could set a deadline of next is summer at the latestr iran to halt its nuclear program. >>> afghan leaders are preparing for the withdrawal of u.s. troops in 2014. government officials have begun a new program to encourage taliban soldiers to leave their posts and integrate into local communities. >> reporter: in the center of the province a ceremony is held for fighters who are renouncing their membership in militant group and reintegrating into society. >> translator: i have fought for over ten years. many of my comrade
kind in the world. and a jewish museum in moscow, a very special place for israel's president. his parents were born in russia, a country that as he points out, millions of jews have called home. russia opposes foreign minister hailed the new museum. >> this museum is further evidence of the special relations between our countries and peoples. it is the largest museum of jewish history in the world and unique in its scope. >> the exhibition covers 8500 square meters and testifies to the often tragic history of jews on russian and soviet soil. not to persecution was followed by suppression by stalin's anti- religious regime. when the soviet union collapsed, many jews decided to immigrate. >> these days, jews are not leaving russia. there's even a trend towards returning to russia, especially among those who grew up here. >> when it comes to political correctness and tolerance, we are less advanced than other countries. we still have some catching up to do there. the new museum includes an education center, which aims to tackle this. it gives all russians the opportunity to learn mor
, a story about an unlikely relationship between a monkey and a cat. a female baboon at a zoo in israel recently became the adoptive mother of a stray kitten. the kitten somehow wandered into the baboon's cage, and the animals have been living together ever since. they seem to get on well. video footage shows the baboon embracing and grooming the kitten and pulling it back when it tries to leave. in fact, she rarely lets it out of her sight. but the relationship comes at a cost. the baboon often steals the kitten's food. zoo officials say if she continues to do so, they will have no choice but to separate the two friends. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
the u.s., israel, and an island state voted against. >> rome has been put on alert as the flooding has now reached the country's capital. >> meanwhile, people are beginning to clean up. the extent of the damage from the record flooding is becoming apparent. >> there was no rain on wednesday in central italy, but that was a small consolation to those affected by damage from the flooding. some areas in the region have not seen flooding is bad for 200 years. but back then, the river valleys were not built up. >> i have never seen anything like it. completely unexpected. it is breaking us. >> the regional governor of tuscany has blamed climate change for the catastrophe and said the flooding could get worse in the future. farmers are worried that crops could fail. the tiber valley has been particularly hard hit. >> i have suffered huge damage. the feed for my livestock has been destroyed, as has my harvest. even my garden got washed away. >> cleanup orations are under way. three people died here in their car when a bridge collapsed. floodwaters have now reached the italian capital. the isl
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